Dragon has splashed down! Two launches to watch tomorrow

Dragon is back on Earth!

Now tomorrow has two exciting launches to watch from a future-of-reusable-spacecraft perspective.  In the afternoon, of course there is the next Falcon 9 launch attempt with DSCOVR on board.  But in the morning, a Vega rocket is scheduled to blast off from Kourou in French Guiana to boost the IXV experimental reusable lifting body intended to feed into a future European manned space program.  It’s planned to splash down in the Pacific after its autonomous mission is over.  It is too small for a crewed capsule; this is a subscale test article to validate the reentry technology.

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